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Campus flood sensor data

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service uses data collected from more than 6,700 sensors installed in rivers across the nation to assist them in monitoring river levels. This aids officials in predicting river levels near flood conditions, which can provide people with warning to prepare for flooding conditions in their area.

Michigan State University’s campus has a NOAA river gauge installed to monitor the level of the Red Cedar River in East Lansing. The data shown on this page indicates the past 24 hours of Red Cedar gauge readings from this device. University staff use this data to make decisions when precautionary measures need to be taken near flood conditions.